Morayfield, Queensland

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Morayfield
Moreton BayQueensland
StateLibQld 2 239558 Raff's Sugar Plantation, Morayfield, Queensland, 1874.jpg
Raff's Sugar Plantation, 1874
Morayfield is located in Queensland
Morayfield
Morayfield
Coordinates27°06′19″S 152°56′52″E / 27.1052°S 152.9477°E / -27.1052; 152.9477 (Morayfield (town centre))Coordinates: 27°06′19″S 152°56′52″E / 27.1052°S 152.9477°E / -27.1052; 152.9477 (Morayfield (town centre))
Population21,394 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density480.8/km2 (1,245.2/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4506
Area44.5 km2 (17.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Longman
Localities around Morayfield:
Bellmere Caboolture South Caboolture
Upper Caboolture Morayfield Beachmere
Burpengary East
Moorina Narangba Burpengary

Morayfield is a town and suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, the suburb of Morayfield had a population of 21,394 people.[1]

Morayfield is 44.5 kilometres (27.7 mi) by road north of Brisbane CBD, the state capital.[4]

Geography[edit]

Morayfield is a mostly residential area, consisting mainly of low-set brick homes and some semi-rural acreage. The main commercial area is concentrated along Morayfield Road and includes the Morayfield Shopping Centre. The suburb is situated in the Burpengary Creek catchment area.[citation needed]

The Bruce Highway passes from south to north through the suburb.[5]

History[edit]

In 1868, Brisbane man George Raff bought some of the land held by the failed Caboolture Cotton Company, calling it "Moray Field", derived from Raff's native Morayshire in Scotland. It was often written as "Morayfields" and, from 1881, became "Morayfield".[2][3][6]

Caboolture State School opened in present-day Morayfield on 4 August 1873. In 1890, it was renamed Caboolture South State School. In 1908, it was renamed Morayfield State School. The original school building is still on the site and is heritage-listed.[7][8] (This school should not be confused with current Caboolture State School in Caboolture when originally opened in 1889 and was then known as Caboolture North State School).[9]

Morayfield State High School opened on 27 January 1981.[9]

Until the mid-1980s, Morayfield remained a rural area consisting of a small dairy holding and small crop farming enterprises. However, with the population pressure caused by the rapid growth of the greater Brisbane area, it has since suffered to some degree from random or unplanned residential development and rapid population growth. It is a thriving retail and service industry commercial centre.[citation needed]

Morayfield East State School opened on 29 January 1991.[9]

Minimbah State School opened on 28 January 1997.[9]

Morayfield Shopping Centre opened on 14 April 1997 with an expansion in 2005.[10]

In January 2011, parts of Morayfield were flooded during the 2010-2011 Queensland floods.[11]

Carmichael College opened as a private primary school in 2015. In 2020, it introduced secondary schooling and expects to offer all years through to Year 12 by 2025.[12]

Year Population Notes
1911 96 [13]
1954 221 [13]
1986 2,305 [13]
1996 15,496 [13]
2001 16,781 [13]
2006 18,020 [13]
2011 19,346 [14]
2016 21,394 [1]

In the 2016 census, Morayfield recorded a population of 21,394 people, 51.5% female and 48.5% male.[1] The median age of the Morayfield population was 32 years, 6 years below the national median of 38.[1] 77.2% of people living in Morayfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 3.3%, Philippines 0.7%, South Africa 0.6%, Papua New Guinea 0.5%.[1] 88.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were Samoan 0.8%, Mandarin 0.5%, Korean 0.4%, Tagalog 0.3% and German 0.2%.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Original building, Morayfield State School, 2014

Morayfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Education[edit]

Morayfield State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 196-230 Morayfield Road (27°06′23″S 152°56′50″E / 27.1065°S 152.9472°E / -27.1065; 152.9472 (Morayfield State School)).[17][18] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 554 students with 46 teachers (44 full-time equivalent) and 33 non-teaching staff (23 full-time equivalent).[19] It includes a special education program.[17]

Minimbah State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at the corner Walkers Road and Minimbah Drive (27°06′39″S 152°55′27″E / 27.1107°S 152.9243°E / -27.1107; 152.9243 (Minimbah State School)).[17][20] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 802 students with 57 teachers (51 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (18 full-time equivalent).[19] It includes a special education program.[21]

Morayfield East State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 107 Graham Road (27°07′00″S 152°58′01″E / 27.1168°S 152.9669°E / -27.1168; 152.9669 (Morayfield East State School)).[17][22] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 918 students with 64 teachers (58 full-time equivalent) and 47 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent).[19] It includes a special education program.[17][23]

Morayfield State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Visentin Road (27°06′32″S 152°57′12″E / 27.1090°S 152.9533°E / -27.1090; 152.9533 (Morayfield State High School)).[17][24] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,425 students with 115 teachers (112 full-time equivalent) and 48 non-teaching staff (36 full-time equivalent).[19] It includes a special education program.[17]

Carmichael College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 793-833 Oakey Flat Road (27°10′22″S 152°55′07″E / 27.1729°S 152.9185°E / -27.1729; 152.9185 (Carmichael College)).[17][25] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 158 students with 16 teachers (14 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[19] The school is named after Irish missionary Amy Carmichael.[12] The Creekside Community Church (one of the Christian Community Churches of Australia) is on the school campus and supports the school.[26][27]

Transport[edit]

Morayfield railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. Morayfield Road is a major road that passes through both Morayfield and Caboolture, most of the regions shops are situated on this major road, including the Morayfield Shopping Centre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Morayfield (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Morayfield – town in Moreton Bay Region (entry 22786)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Morayfield – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 49523)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  4. ^ Google (1 January 2022). "Brisbane City to Morayfield" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Place Names of Caboolture District". Caboolture Shire Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Our school". Morayfield State School. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 1 January 2022. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Morayfield State School (entry 602839)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  10. ^ "Morayfield Shopping Centre, QLD". Leda Holdings Pty. Ltd. Archived from the original on 1 January 2022. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  11. ^ Dixon, Leanne. "A flooded Morayfield Shopping Centre". Brisbane's massive flood, Jan 2011. The Australian. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Our Story". Carmichael College. Retrieved 2 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Morayfield". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Archived from the original on 14 September 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  14. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Morayfield (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 May 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  15. ^ "Oaklands Sugar Mill Remnants (entry 700007)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Morayfield Plantation (entry 700014)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Morayfield State School". Morayfield State School. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 1 January 2022. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  19. ^ a b c d e "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Minimbah State School". Minimbah State School. 29 April 2020. Archived from the original on 1 January 2022. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  21. ^ "Minimbah SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 30 March 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Morayfield East State School". Morayfield East State School. 29 April 2020. Archived from the original on 1 January 2022. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  23. ^ "Morayfield East SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 26 February 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  24. ^ "Morayfield State High School". Morayfield State High School. 19 May 2020. Archived from the original on 9 March 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  25. ^ "Carmichael College". Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  26. ^ "Creekside Community Church". Carmichael College. Retrieved 2 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. ^ "QLD Churches". Christian Community Churches of Australia. Archived from the original on 23 November 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2022.

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